Learners and Educators

For Learners

Cognitive Ability Test – CAT4

Gain a deeper understanding of your ability to think with words, numbers and shapes to support your learning and help you make wise subject and career decisions. The CAT4 measures how well you can reason in the following areas:

  • Verbal – thinking with words
  • Quantitative – thinking with numbers
  • Non-verbal – thinking with shapes
  • Spatial – thinking with shape and space

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory is a widely respected career planning tool that can can be used to gain insight into your interests, preferences and personal style. This knowledge will help you identify courses, jobs and activities you’re likely to enjoy. Having a clearer idea of where you are going makes it easier to do the work you have to do now to stay on track.

Career Assessment

Explore your personality, interests and values to help you make informed subject and career decisions and learn how to manage your career going forward.

Business Simulation

The ‘Managing Business Today’ Financial Simulation provides a risk free, experiential learning opportunity in which participants develop a holistic appreciation of managing a business. Deep learning and understanding takes place as participants run their own simulated businesses, learn how to read financial statements, make strategic choices and see how their decisions play out in a fun and competitive environment. An interactive method to cement the

For Educators

Personality and Learning

Gain insight into your preferences on each of the four dimensions of the MBTI personality assessment and the impact these have on your teaching style and the learning needs of your pupils.

Supporting Subject and Career Decisions in the Classroom

Help your pupils build the skills needed to make wise subject and career choices.

Cognitive Ability Testing to Inform Teaching

Gain a deeper understanding of the developed reasoning abilities of your pupils to support their learning and help them make wise subject and career decisions. The CAT4 measures developed rather than innate reasoning ability in the following areas:

Verbal Battery – Thinking with words: The greater part of education is presented through the verbal medium and tests of verbal reasoning have always been among the best predictors of educational progress.

Quantitative Battery – Thinking with numbers: The test battery has been designed to be minimally reliant on mathematical knowledge giving a genuine indication of the ability to think with numbers.

Non-verbal Battery – Thinking with shapes: The ability to think and reason with non-verbal material – shapes and designs. Particularly useful for identifying reasoning ability in those who battle to use words and numbers.

Spatial Ability Battery – Thinking with shape and space:  Assessing how well a person can create and retain mental images of precise shapes and objects and then manipulate these in their minds. Critical to effective working in many ‘spatial’ disciplines and careers such as engineering, physical sciences, mathematics and architecture, this ability has traditionally been under-appreciated or under-assessed in schools. As spatial tests make no demands on verbal ability they can be highly effective indicators of potential in those with poor verbal skills as well as effectively identifying the weaker abilities of those who have verbal strengths, providing a more comprehensive picture.

“Tell me, what is it that you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver